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  • Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS

    Nelson Expresses Concern for Use of Methotrexate in Hand OA Following Clinical Trial

    “Many individuals with hand OA have multiple medical comorbidities and polypharmacy, which are important when considering additional treatments, particularly those with modest benefit and potential adverse effects over the long term,” she said.

  • Paul Armistead, MD, PhD

    Dr. Armistead Awarded Eshelman Institute 2023 Therapeutics Grants

    The Eshelman Institute works with Carolina faculty who are collaborating with scientists and health care providers both inside and outside UNC-Chapel Hill, including academia, industry and foundations.

  • Higher Doses of Oral Semaglutide Improves Blood Sugar Control and Weight Loss

    A multicenter, randomized, phase 3b trial, done in collaboration with a UNC School of Medicine researcher, found that once-daily oral semaglutide taken at higher doses of 25mg and 50mg improved regulation of blood sugar levels and weight loss compared to the standard 14 mg dose. Diabetes is a progressive disease that affects one’s ability to control blood sugar levels. For many p … Read more

  • Dr. Laura Hanson

    UNC Research Features Dr. Laura Hanson

    Laura Hanson has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 31 years in a variety of roles, most recently as a professor of geriatric medicine and the medical director of the Department of Medicine’s Palliative Care and Hospice Program. Read about her research journey.

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    Dr. Sid Smith Ranked Alongside Top Medicine Researchers

    Sidney C. Smith, MD, FAHA, FESC, FACP, MACC, professor of medicine, has been ranked #194 for Best Medicine Scientists in the world and #126 in the US by is a leading academic platform for researchers. The ranking is based on D-index (Discipline H-index) metric, which includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. The ranking includes … Read more

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    UNC-Chapel Hill Receives $70 Million NIH Grant to Build upon a Robust Translational Science Environment

    Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and John Buse, MD, PhD, Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, are Co-Principal Investigators and Co-Directors of NC TraCS. NC TraCS has secured a seven-year, $70 million Clinical and … Read more

  • Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR

    Dr. Austin Receives Two-Year, $500K Grant from National Institute of Aging

    C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR, was awarded a two-year, $500K, grant from the National Institute of Aging for his project, “Development and Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy of a Telemedicine-Based Delirium Assessment Tool.” The overarching objective of this project is to develop and establish the diagnostic accuracy of a telemedicine- based delirium assessment tool, the TELE-CAM. De … Read more

  • Lone star tick research

    Using Collaboration to Fight a Tricky Tick-Borne Disease

    Alpha-Gal Syndrome, or AGS, is a recently identified tick-borne disease that triggers an allergy to red meat and other products made from mammals, including cheese, gelatin, and medications like heparin. Since its discovery in 2009, cases in the United States alone have risen from 24 to >40,000 people, owing to the geographic spread of the tick populations and the fact that th … Read more

  • TARC Holds Fifth Annual “Research Day”

    Approximately 100 leading researchers and clinicians, research staff and trainees gathered recently to discuss innovative ways to advance research in arthritis, allergy, and autoimmune diseases. Additionally, attendees who couldn’t participate in person attended remotely. Of particular interest this year was keynote speaker and John B. Winfield, MD Visiting Scholar, Ali Ellebedy, … Read more

  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

    Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz earns Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement

      Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, is one of four UNC faculty members awarded the 2022 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prizes were established in 1986 by the late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the Carolina clas … Read more

  • Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperform Two Others in Head-to-Head Comparison

    Dr. John Buse and colleagues complete first study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes Diabetes affects more than one out of every ten Americans and about one out of every three people in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugars, carbohydrates, or starches from the … Read more

  • Wahl Receives $3.2 Million to Study the Neurological Consequences of HIV Infection

    Angela Wahl, PhD, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, and a member of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID), has received a $3.2 million R01 award to study the role of microglia in HIV latency and persistence in the brain. Over 38 million people are living with HIV worldwide. While the once life- … Read more